Kyle Van Noy credits culture with Patriots’ sustained success

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Just like every offseason, the Patriots had some personnel losses after last season. Just like most seasons since Tom Brady has quarterbacked the team, the Patriots are among the Super Bowl favorites.

New England never lets a free agency, retirement or any other kind of departure get in its way.

So while the Patriots must replace Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Malcolm Brown, Jared Veldheer, Trent Brown, Brian Flores and others, they know how to overcome attrition.

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy credits Bill Belichick and the “Patriot Way.”

“Bill does a really good job of the culture being set with the players that have been there for their tenures,” Van Noy told Willie McGinnest on NFL Network. “Like Patrick Chung, Dont'a Hightower, Devin McCourty, Tom, they’ve been there for a while, Matthew Slater. Those guys have already been passed on from your generation, the standard, and we’re just trying to keep that legacy going.

“When that culture is set, it doesn’t matter. We all have the same goal in mind, and that’s just to win.”

Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have the greatest coach and the greatest quarterback in history.

The Patriots don’t have another Gronkowski on their roster, but with Brady as their quarterback, there is no reason to believe they will do anything other than what they always have done with Brady as their quarterback.

The same can be said for the Patriots defense after Belichick did not name a defensive coordinator to replace Flores. Instead, the head coach will take a bigger role in the defense this season.

“I think for me, anytime you get to learn from one of the best ever to do it — to me, he’s the best — to learn from him each and every day, to have that mindset in your meetings all the time, getting you information and things that you normally don’t see, you get in his mind a little bit, it’s the best,” Van Noy said.

The Patriots’ dynasty will end at some point, but who knows when?

19 responses to “Kyle Van Noy credits culture with Patriots’ sustained success

  1. It’s serendipity getting the goat coach and QB together at the same time, for so long. Unreal luck.

    Fortunately, they’re both old now, but 6 rings ain’t a bad tally.

    To answer the article’s final question, soon. Very soon.

  2. He went from trying to compete for starting job earlier in his career to becoming a standout contributor for the Patriots. Some players just thrive in the Patriots culture and system – he’s a great example.

  3. The New England Patriots are about team players and putting the team above everything else. Personal stats are for losers on losing teams. Since the salary cap and free agency era (other than great QBs) who are the greatest WR and RB to win a SB?

  4. Former Brigham Young University great Kyle Van Noy is spot on when he says the culture being set, ‘the Patriot Way’ is responsible for the team’s sustained success. Wishing much good fortune for Van Noy – go Cougars!!

  5. Gronkowski was a great player. So was Moss. And Welker. And Troy Brown, Seymour, Vrabel, Bruschi, Viniateri, Law, Branch, Harrison, McGinest, Solder, and many others…

  6. trollaikman8 says:
    June 26, 2019 at 6:39 pm
    He should also give a tip of the hat to the historically abysmal AFC EAST while he’s at it.

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    Their winning percentage outside of the division is virtually identical to the percentage in the division.

    In other words, the 6 games don’t have much effect on their success.

  7. kevpft says:
    June 26, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    Gronkowski was a great player. So was Moss. And Welker. And Troy Brown, Seymour, Vrabel, Bruschi, Viniateri, Law, Branch, Harrison, McGinest, Solder, and many others…

    you forgot the nose tackle!!!!

  8. The AFC East argument has nothing to do with the Pats beating Chargers, Chiefs and Rams to win the Super Bowl, the best 3 teams in the playoffs, minus the Saints. So if what your saying is if you can win the AFC East, you can win the Super Bowl, your not right in the mind..

  9. trollaikman8 says:
    June 26, 2019 at 6:39 pm
    He should also give a tip of the hat to the historically abysmal AFC EAST while he’s at it.
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    Late to the NFL it seems…

    This silly argument has been debunked a million times…

  10. *They have been caught * multiple times cheating. And Goodell * still allows Belichick in the * league. Wonder why?

  11. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have the greatest coach and the greatest quarterback in history.
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    Or the 9th best QB in the NFL, apparently.

  12. vaphinfan says:
    June 26, 2019 at 9:01 pm
    *They have been caught * multiple times cheating. And Goodell * still allows Belichick in the * league. Wonder why?
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    I will give you the filming from the sidelines which was pretty much BS but what are the others? If you are including PED suspensions then every NFL team has those. Come on parrot. Enlighten us this AM.

  13. Please explain what evidence you have in the Deflategate sage, seeing as a Federal judge is on the record stating there is none?

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    vaphinfan says:
    June 26, 2019 at 9:01 pm
    *They have been caught * multiple times cheating. And Goodell * still allows Belichick in the * league. Wonder why?

  14. vaphinfan says:
    June 26, 2019 at 9:01 pm
    *They have been caught * multiple times cheating. And Goodell * still allows Belichick in the * league. Wonder why?

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    imagine if the AFCCG was in Foxboro and someone was shining a laser at Mahomes. People would be losing their minds. Happens in KC to Brady and no one bats an eye.

    The media makes the stories bigger when it’s against the Patriots. Where are the records of other teams PSI in balls? one ball out of twelve was .2 PSI under and you’d think the world was ending. SMH

    Spygate? Filming from sidelines instead of a special box in the stadium? that isn’t spying, its just filming from another location.

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